Although clutch facings have undergone substantial improvement in terms of quality and service life, they are still subject to normal wear, even if the vehicle is operated with care. Reduced facing thickness considerably influences the forces within the clutch system. Self Compensation is the ideal solution to counter wear and the associated negative situation.
Clutch Cover with automatic wear compensation, decouples facing wear from the movement of the diaphragm spring. The compensation mechanism constantly registers the reduction in facing thickness, and securely offsets this distance by rotating an adjustment ring. This keeps the force ratioseseses constant, and extends the service life. Another advantage lies in its design: It reduces the axial dimensions of the clutch system needed to accommodate normal facing wear.